Chamber donates $1,000 from recent Taste of Malden event to YMCA of Malden’s Summer Youth Food Programs

(Pictured L to R: Jenna Coccimiglio of the Malden Chamber, Debbie Murphy of Dockside Restaurants, Andrea Bezemes of Brookline Bank & MCC Board Member, Lisa O’Loughlin of Intercity Home Care & MCC Board Member, Patty Kelly of Housing Families & MCC President, Mayor Gary Christenson, Shane Smyth of Hugh O’Neill’s, Gregg Ellenberg of the YMCA & MCC Board Member, Cristina Sadler of New England Coffee, Debbie Amaral of the YMCA of Malden and Nicole Frattura of Hoff’s Bakery)

Chamber donates $1,000 from recent Taste of Malden event to YMCA of Malden’s Summer Youth Food Programs.

“Summer isn’t fun when you’re hungry” is the tag line the YMCA in Malden uses when promoting their Summer Food Service Program to potential sponsors and the Malden Chamber agrees. Last year the Y provided over 60,000 healthy meals and 35,000 nutritious snacks to youth and teens in Malden, Medford and Everett.  

“Giving a portion of the event proceeds to the Y’s Food Programs just made sense to us. We are helping to ensure not only their success in our community but the success of our future leaders and business owners that participate in their programs.” said Chamber Executive Director Jenna Coccimiglio

The Chamber invited restaurants that participated in their recent Taste of Malden to join them as they presented YMCA CEO, Debbie Amaral and YMCA Director of Community Development, Gregg Ellenberg with a check for $1,000. The Y also raised an additional $750 at the event through a variety of raffles.

To learn more about the YMCA of Malden visit

To learn more about the Chamber’s upcoming MCC SuperBowl II, which helps support Triangle, Inc. visit

About the Malden Chamber of Commerce:  

Founded in 1891, the Malden Chamber of Commerce is the largest organization dedicated to commerce in the City of Malden. With over 300 members the Chamber represents a wide range of businesses and organizations and is focused on developing the commercial and civic interests of the City of Malden and beyond. For more information visit the Chamber website at


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